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Don't Blame New Meds for Rising Drug Prices

The development of newer medications does increase drug prices overall but a study suggests drug manufacturers hike the prices of older medicines too.

By Diane Domina

Diet and Exercise May Not Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk

Overweight pregnant women who eat better and exercise more develop gestational diabetes at the same rate as women who don’t take preventive steps.

By Diane Domina

Think You Have a Food Allergy? You May Be Wrong

While about 19 percent of U.S. adults think they have a food allergy, only around 11 percent have documented food allergies, according to survey results.

By Diane Domina

Is Your High Blood Pressure or Heart Drug on the Recall List?

Since July 2018, a number medications used to treat hypertension and other heart conditions have been recalled by the manufacturers, according to the FDA.

By Diane Domina

Doc, Put on Your Surgical Gown Without Help

Contamination risk is lower when surgeons put on their surgical gowns without help from surgical assistants before going into the operating room.

By Diane Domina

Have Hot Flashes? You May Be at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Menopausal women who experience persistent hot flashes or night sweats are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who don’t have hot flashes.

By Diane Domina

Monkeys on ADHD Meds Don't Show Signs of Heart Damage

A common stimulant medication used to treat ADHD probably does not cause heart damage, according to a long-term study funded by the NIH.

By Diane Domina

Bran Antioxidant a Natural Preservative?

A natural antioxidant in grain bran could one day replace artificial preservatives, keeping food fresh longer, without potentially harmful additives.

By Diane Domina

What's the Best Diet for 2019?

U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 40 diet and eating plans for its annual assessment. Learn which one took the top spot.

By Diane Domina

Eat This If You Have Metabolic Syndrome

If you have metabolic syndrome, upping your intake of vitamins C and E can help prevent health problems. Here's what you should eat to make sure you get enough.

By Diane Domina